Check out the Jordaan christian city youth hostel, or something like that. I stayed there this summer. It is in the Jordaan district, outside the crazieness of central A-dam. Also it is a christian hostel (i'm not religious, don't worry they don't cram it on you) so it tends to be a more laid back crowd. I would highly recommend it if you have kids.
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